Ravioli

Ingredients:

3 cups Maid Marian Whole Wheat or Thunderbolt Flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
½ cup water

Steps:

  1. Sift flour and salt together. Place flour mixture on a board, making a well in the center of the flour. Drop eggs into the flour well, using your hand or a fork, break the yolks and beat eggs slightly. Combine the eggs and flour together, gradually adding enough warm water to make a stiff dough.
  2. Knead dough well, until smooth; cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes. Cut dough in half and roll each half of the dough out on a floured board, into a very thin sheet (about 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick).
  3. To fill the ravioli, drop about 1 to 1½ teaspoonfuls of filling about 1½ inches apart all along the dough. When the sheet of dough is fully dotted with dabs of filling mixture, cover filling with other sheet of dough.
  4. Using your fingers, gently press dough between each dab of filling to seal it. Cut ravioli into squares with a (zig-zag edged) pastry cutter, or very sharp knife. Allow ravioli to dry for one hour before cooking.
  5. Drop ravioli into 6 to 8 quarts of boiling, salted water and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until dough is tender. Remove cooked ravioli from pot carefully with a skimmer or a large slotted spoon, and drain well. Place drained ravioli on a serving platter in layers, alternating layers with your favorite sauce and a sprinkling of grated cheese between each ravioli layer. Serve hot.

 

Suggestion – Ricotta Filling

Ingredients:

1½ lbs Ricotta cheese (drained)
2 eggs
1/4 cup freshly grated Romano and /or Parmesan cheese
1½ – 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley
1/4 – 1/3 teaspoon
Cinnamon
Salt and pepper

Step:

In a large bowl, blend all filling ingredients together until smooth, set aside filling until needed.